UK-based developer of student accommodation Unite Students has received planning permission for the construction of a 1,085-bed development in Liverpool, UK.
The University of California, Merced, has broken ground on a $1.3bn expansion project at the institution’s campus.
Vinci Construction has won a £60M contract to refurbish the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park hotel in London, UK.
Swedish construction firm NCC has won a SEK865M ($98M) contract from pharmaceutical firm Novozymes to build the Novozymes Innovation Campus in Copenhagen, Denmark.
UK-based construction services firm Carillion has been chosen as the preferred bidder to build the £96M Lincoln Eastern Bypass in the UK.
The Costain Skanska joint venture (CSJV) environmental team working on the Crossrail Bond Street station in Central London has won one of the programme’s sustainability awards.
With arising worries about the environment, global warming and pollution, skyscrapers, office towers and even mosques are increasingly incorporating green and eco-friendly design and features. Here, as part of the sustainability week on WCN, we look at some of the world’s greenest buildings.One Angel Square, UK
Contractor J Murphy & Sons has completed the first phase of the £138M reheat biomass combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Cramlington, Northumberland.
A consortium comprising Larsen & Toubro and Sojitz has won an INR37.99bn ($569.2M) contract from the Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India (DFCCIL) for a railway project in India.
A £350M extension of Greater Manchester’s Metrolink tram network has secured approval from the government.
Peel Land and Property has secured the go-ahead from Trafford Council to build the £1bn Trafford Waters development in Trafford, Manchester.
Cimic Group company Leighton Asia, through its subsidiary Leighton India Contractors, has secured a contract to deliver the Ten BKC project in Mumbai, India. The 2ha development — to be located in the Bandra Kurla Complex — will feature 40 apartment blocks comprising 937 apartments. Leighton will be responsible for the delivery of structures, mechanical, electrical and plumbing services, finishes and external works. The company’s revenue for the project will be AUD140M ($106.6M).Cimic Group executive chairman and CEO Marcelino Fernandez Verdes said: “This is the second premium project we have secured in the Bandra Kurla Complex, demonstrating Leighton Asia’s track record in the high-end building sector.”The project has already started and is expected to be complete in June 2019.
Morocco’s mosques are set to receive a ‘green makeover’ in a government-led initiative to improve efficiency and promote renewable energy.
Maison Edouard François in partnership with ABC Architects has been chosen to transform the former Ray stadium in Nice, France, into a mixed-use development that will provide the city with a ‘green lung’.
UAE-based Azizi Developments is set to build an AED430M ($117M) mixed-use development in the district of Al Furjan, Dubai.
Construction has started on a AUD400M ($302M) lithium processing plant in Kwinana, Western Australia.
Contractor Multiplex has secured a contract to build a $206M learning and teaching building for Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.
Technip Norge has signed an engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contract from DEA for work on the Dvalin gas field development in the Norwegian Sea.
India’s Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has given the go-ahead to a INR19.6bn ($292M) highway project in the country.
“SolarWindow is attempting to make history by developing what may be the single-biggest breakthrough in the clean energy industry in a long time,” says John Conklin, president and CEO of SolarWindow Technologies, when referring to the company’s vision of an electricity-generating window.